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Dr. Basudeb Karmakar
Scientist F[Gr.IV(5)] & Head

Glass Science & Technology Section
Glass Division

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3339)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: basudebk@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), University of Calcutta
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Calcutta
Ph.D. (Materials Science), Jadavpur University



Dr. Karmakar joined CGCRI on 11-February-1995

Research Interest
  • Materials Sciences with special references to Glass Science and Technology, for example, various types of oxide and non-oxide glasses and glass-ceramics, rare-earth and dye doped luminescent glasses and glass-ceramics, nanometal-glass hybrid nanocomposites, lead-free and low softening point glasses, etc.

Professional Career
OrganisationDesignationsDuration
CGCRI, Kolkata Scientist-C, E-I, E-II & F 1995 - Continuing
CGCRI, Kolkata JRF, SRF & RA 1983-1994

Awards/Recognition
  • "Malaviya Award - 1999" of the Indian Ceramic Society (ICS) for contribution in the field of "Ceramic Science & Technology".
  • "ANACON-Labindia Award - 1997" of the Indian Analytical Instruments Association (IAIA) for "Infrared Analysis".
  • DAAD Fellow, 2002, Professur f�r Glas und Glastechnologie, Technische Universit�t Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 61; In Conference Proceedings: 38;
Selected Papers (5 Best):
  1. Basudeb Karmakar*, P. Kundu and R. N. Dwivedi, "Infrared spectroscopic method for determination of thermal properties of fluorophosphate glasses", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 83 (2000) 1305-1307.
  2. Basudeb Karmakar*, P. Kundu, S. Jana and R. N. Dwivedi, "Crystallization kinetics and mechanism of low-expansion LAS glass-ceramics by dilatometry", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 85(10) (2002) 2572-2574.
  3. Basudeb Karmakar*, "IRRS, UV-Vis-NIR absorption and photoluminescence upconversion in Ho3+-doped oxyfluorophosphate glasses", J. Solid State Chem., 178 (2005) 2663-2672.
  4. Tirtha Som and Basudeb Karmakar*, "Nano silver enhanced upconversion fluorescence of erbium ions in Er3+:Ag-antimony glass nanocomposites", J. Appl. Phys., 105 (2009) 013102 (8 pages).
  5. Tirtha Som and Basudeb Karmakar*,"Surface plasmon resonance and enhanced fluorescence application of single-step synthesized elliptical nano gold embedded antimony glass dichroic nanocomposites", Plasmonics, 5 (2010) 149-159

Patents filed / Granted
2 (Indian)

Notable Research Contribution
Developed (i) lead-free environmentally friendly glass powders and pastes for plasma display panel (PDP), (ii) nanometal-glass hybrid nanocomposites, (iii) rare-earth doped nanocrystalline nonlinear optical (NLO) glass-ceramics, (iv) various specialty glasses and glass-ceramics, (v) dosimeter glass, (vi) high purity silica glass, etc.

PhD Supervision

Summary: Completed (01 No.), Ongoing (02 Nos.);
Research Topics
Research and development (R&D) pertaining to the Glass Science and Technology, for example, various types of oxide and non-oxide glasses and glass-ceramics, rare-earth and dye doped luminescent glasses and glass-ceramics, nanometal-glass hybrid nanocomposites, lead-free and low softening point glasses, etc. for various applications particularly in the area of solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and photonics.


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